Have a lovely end of the week everyone. Here in Victoria, Australia, we are bracing for a 42 Celsius-degrees (107.6 Fahrenheit) extreme fire risk day tomorrow while the Northern Hemisphere rattles and shivers. We all need to give pets, local wildlife, and our plants some extra care during these extremes. I even thought of the house plants and gave them a good soak. That's what I've been doing today, making preparations so that tomorrow I can paint all day in front of the air conditioner and video camera.
How is your creative weekend going? Please share, even if it's creating a comfortable corner to relax.
For me, this image shows day two of working on the oil painting of the summer roses I saved from yesterday's scorching heat by picking them to come inside at dawn.
Another long stretch of painting is required to complete this artwork. I'll create a drawing the rose lesson to insert within the completed 1 -2 hour (condensed from actual painting time) video demonstration tutorial. There will be free, shareable, 5-10 minute sped up versions with music backgrounds available, hopefully, next week, and I'll have the long, full-length version with full tutorial narration and its lesson on drawing the basic shapes available sometime during January.
Chicago Peace and Seduction Rose Oil Painting by Ryn Shell.
I'll strive to create a video demo each week. Subscribe to my newsletter for news of ebook tutorials that accompany the demonstrations.
Tabby is supervising the rose painting. Its success is in her capable paws.
Feel welcome to ask questions. I'll be adding narration to the finished video so any question about technique will be a good prompt for what to add to the voice over.
Stage 1 and 2 of 4 stages of oil painting.
Stage 1/ The plan. Pick roses at dawn, before the hot day began. Paint a small section of the whole arrangement, sight size, to a 10" x 10" stretched gallery edge canvas.
Stage 2/ The block in.
About to work on stage 3,
to refine the block in—that means to remove any of Tabby's hairs ;-) and then stage 4, to detail.
Oil Painting supplies used for this painting
The roses are the Chicago Peace rose and the Seduction rose. Both favourites. This is the part I love best. Seeing how the artwork will look as decor or apparel, where someone else does all the work, I just okay the design.
I always want to order my rose art as cushions, and have to control the urge, as I'm still buying art studio and video supplies.
These roses have been the perfect muse, they speak to me. :-) I'm 'on track' with my creative goals again, thanks to my rose muse and encouragement from my online studio friends here.
Chicago Peace Rose
Hybrid Tea. The Peace rose would possibly be the most famous rose partially due to its beauty and the timing of its release at the end of World War II (1945). It is a large rose with wavy petals and blend of pastel pink and yellow. This rose has thrown many colour variations called ‘sports’ – that is, identical in every way to the parent plant, except for colour. One of these sports was discovered in Chicago, named ‘Chicago Peace’ and introduced to the market 50 years ago (1962) by Stanley Johnston. This is another of my favourite roses, and I've grown and painted this rose since its first release in Australia.
Seduction Floribunda Rose
Pink and cream Blend, which I find perfect to include in flower paintings.
The next goal is to reach my first 10,000 YouTube views so that YouTube will allow me to link to my website at the end of my Youtube videos—this, in turn, will assist me, and other authors whose books get a mention in blog posts within my website. so PLEASE share my YouTube video link. Thank you. :-)